Rewards of the Righteous

Ramadan Interfaith Meditation #1

I grew up going to church. Though I didn’t like waking up early, I do have fond memories of getting dressed up for Easter Sunday service. It was a festive occasion with all the children — and adults — on their best behavior. Then there was the attire. Beautiful white dresses, two-piece suits, and hats too large to wear while driving. Everyone was dressed to impress, their Lord, of course. One Easter when I was around ten…” I sang in the children’s choir. Though we rehearsed the songseveral days in advance I still had butterflies in my stomach when we got on stage to sing.

The whole service was like a big performance we all put on for God. All three of the Abrahamic faith traditions have there own version of this grand performance based on the teachings of their prophets…

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